First Hispanic-Owned Hotel Opens in Washington, D.C.
Marriott International announced the opening of the first majority Hispanic-owned Courtyard by Marriott hotel in Washington, D.C. -- another great example of Marriott's Diversity Ownership Initiative. Located in the city's newly redeveloped NoMa (north of Massachusetts Ave.) at 1325 Second Street, N.E., the 218-room Courtyard Washington, D.C./U.S. Capitol is owned by Robert Finvarb Companies, LLC of Miami, Fla.
Adjacent to the New York Avenue Metrorail Station, five minutes from the U.S. Capitol and six miles from the Ronald Reagan National Airport, the Courtyard Washington, D.C./U.S. Capitol offers guests convenient access to Union Station, the Library of Congress, the National Mall and the Verizon Center.
"We are very excited about the opening of this hotel and to be a part of the exciting revitalization of the NoMa area," said Robert Finvarb, CEO of Robert Finvarb Companies, LLC. "I'm also proud to open the first Hispanic-owned hotel in the city and to work with Marriott once again. Their diverse ownership initiative is the best in the industry."
This is the ninth Marriott-branded hotel with Robert Finvarb Companies, LLC. Finvarb is a Georgetown University Law Center alumnus and CEO of Robert Finvarb Companies, LLC, majority owner of the hotel. Co-owners are local investors Dave Wilmot of Harmon, Wilmot, Brown & Bagwell, LLP, Craig Welburn of Welburn Hospitality, Thomas Hopkins and Dr. Barron Harvey. Additional Robert Finvarb Companies, LLC, hotels include: Florida -- Courtyard South Beach, Dania Beach Airport, SpringHill Suites Miami Health District, and two Residence Inns at Melbourne Airport and Tallahassee Downtown; California -- Residence Inn San Jose Airport and SpringHill Suites San Jose Airport; and Arizona -- Residence Inn Phoenix Mayo Clinic.
"We are thrilled to have a hotel open in NoMa that will support our office tenants, local businesses, the federal government and nearby organizations such as Gallaudet University," said Elizabeth Price, president of the NoMa Business Improvement District.